TEDxLehighRiver Announces Details of its 2016 Program


TEDxLehighRiver Announces Details of its 2016 Program

Tickets are now available.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — June 20, 2016 — TEDxLehighRiver, an independently organized TED event in the Lehigh Valley, announced today that its fourth conference will be held at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown on Saturday, September 17.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for $30, a 25% discount off the regular price of $40, using discount code: EARLYBIRD. Tickets for students 25 and under are $15. All tickets can be purchased here.

Speakers for this year are currently being finalized. For the first time this year, they will attend a TEDxLehighRiver speaker school session designed to bring the best out of presenters and their unique ideas. There is still time to apply to speak at the event at this link. Applications close on June 30.

The popular Innovation Alley exhibition will return again this year. Innovation Alley attracts students and startups alike who relish the opportunity to share their ideas with an attentive audience in the theater foyer.

“We are on track to break a number of records this year” commented Lisa Getzler, Co-Organizer of TEDxLehighRiver. “We have more interest from speakers than ever before.”

Dave Willard, Co-Organizer, added: “Our newly acquired 501(c)(3) charitable status offers the opportunity for high profile companies to support our event and get in front of the true opinion leaders and influencers in the Lehigh Valley.”

TEDxLehighRiver, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, is also on the lookout for more support to help with organizing the day and publicizing the event in the community. Those interested in volunteering can send an email to tedxlehighriver@gmail.com.

About TEDxLehighRiver

TEDxLehighRiver, now in its fourth year, is committed to bringing the TED experience to the greater Lehigh Valley. A community-based volunteer initiative, TEDxLehighRiver is an independently organized TED event that brings together a diverse group of speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation. The TEDxLehighRiver team was pleased to be able to present live video streaming from the TED Conference to the community for the first time this year.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science and business to global issues and personal development — in more than 100 languages. More than 1,800 TED presentations logging hundreds of millions of views are available at TED.com.

About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA, serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. The mission of PBS39 is to educate, inspire, inform, and entertain, while stimulating the exchange of ideas for community enrichment. For more information, please visit www.wlvt.org.

About Allentown Symphony Association

The mission of the Allentown Symphony Association is to provide a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall, quality performing arts, and cultural education in partnership with the community. The historic, 1150-seat Miller Symphony Hall, the venue for TEDxLehighRiver in 2014 and 2015, is the premier performing arts facility in Allentown and home of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Now in its 64th season, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra is the leading symphonic ensemble in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. For more information, please visit www.allentownsymphony.org.

About Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation at Lehigh University

The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation aims to foster the entrepreneurial mindset that leads to creating value in the world. The Institute provides the Lehigh community with access to the skills, resources and connections needed to enable both for and non-profit entrepreneurial ventures to launch and prosper. Please visit http://baker.sites.lehigh.edu.


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